The federal government has agreed to two key demands from the provinces and territories on its contentious Canada Job Grant that could pave the way for a deal on the national job training program, the Canadian Press has learned.
Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney sent a final counter-proposal to his provincial and territorial counterparts on Friday that addresses the primary obstacles to an agreement.
The offer, obtained by the Canadian Press, states that the federal government “agrees with the main request by provinces and territories in their most recent offer and will allow maximum flexibility in the source of funding for the program.”
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at As Kenney agrees to province’s demands, Canada Job Grant deal inches closer | Canadian HR Reporter.
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